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  • Bankruptcies Should Cover Student Loans, Too

    Allowing student loan debt to be discharged under bankruptcy laws, as recently advocated by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is a matter of fairness. Currently, student loans are not dischargeable. Many people oppose the senator's proposal because they think it...
  • September 25, 2011: Can I Get a Witness

    September 25, 2011: Can I Get a Witness
    The state legislature is holding hearings on Connecticut Light & Power's response to Hurricane Irene. Right now they're talking to municipal leaders, but on Monday, citizens will get their shot.   For the first time in history, the state will allow...
  • Open Mic Night Offers Rewards Beyond Performance

    Open Mic Night Offers Rewards Beyond Performance
    Jack Forchette and Margarete Attanasio greeted me at the entrance of Infinity Music Hall & Bistro just after the start of open mic night, a weekly event in the bar and restaurant area.  While Attanasio and her husband, Andy, ran the show, Forchette, the...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • A Tong War Murder At A Manchester Laundry

    A Tong War Murder At A Manchester Laundry
    Of the 55 men who were hanged by the state between 1894 and 1936, 41 were immigrants. Two were Chinese — Chin Lung and Soo Hoo Wing — convicted in 1927 of murdering a member of a rival tong. Ong Ging Hem, 36, was killed in his cousin's...
  • Notorious Bandit Killed New Britain Officer, Then Cursed The Hangman

    Notorious Bandit Killed New Britain Officer, Then Cursed The Hangman
    Years before John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, there was Gerald Chapman. Chapman — dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by both the press and authorities prior to the FBI's official use of the phrase — was criminally active...
  • Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies

    Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies
    Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers? Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
  • Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water

     Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water
    August 1955 is hot, and wet. On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut. And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
  • Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design

    Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design
    A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production. Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
  • Bungled Heist Of Silk Shipment Left Security Guard Dead

    MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today. In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...